Monday, February 4, 2008

This doesn't look like Phoenix!!

One thing that I love about Foote is that he loves to surprise me. For example, when we were first married I would go to get in my car after work and there would be a note or a cooler with my favorite juice and popsicles. He used to surprise me a lot with little weekend getaways either to a neat little bed and breakfast or camping, it’s a little harder to do with little ones. He loves to plan things without me knowing and I have to admit I love it.

But this time he took me totally off guard. He told me a few months back that he had a software training class in Phoenix for a few days and wanted to know if the girls and I wanted to come. I wasn’t really excited about the idea because I picture him in class all day while I am in our hotel room hanging out with two babies. So I told him that I thought we would just stay home, but he talked me into it. He said we would stay a whole week so that when his class ended after three days we could spend the rest of the time together as a family. I thought well even though Phoenix isn’t on the top of my list of places to visit at least we could getaway for a while.

So I pack the girls and myself for Phoenix. Thinking well it’s winter in Phoenix so even though it’s warmer than Colorado most people will probably be wearing long pants. I tell all my family and friends that we are going to Phoenix. The day before we leave for Phoenix I have to take the girls in to the doctor for a flu shot and Foote wants to ask the doctor if he has any recommendations of what we can give the girls to help them fall asleep on the plane and I am thinking it’s only going to be a two hour flight I think we will be fine without drugging them.

So we get to the airport and are checking our luggage and the person at the counter keeps asking if we are checking in for Mexico and I keep telling him no we are flying to Phoenix and he just gives me this blank stare and than he asks again if we are going to Mexico and Foote says, “yes” and I am thinking what an idiot please don’t tell me he thinks Phoenix is in Mexico. And than he conspiratorially says “she doesn’t know yet”. Complete shock. We are going to Mexico? What about your class? Is it in Mexico? Come to find out it was all made up and he planned on taking us all on a vacation to Cancun Mexico! Yeah!....Wait I don’t have a single pair of shorts packed for myself or the girls. The plane ride has now doubled in time and both girls are flying for free so that means they are on our laps. So my little panic radar starts to go off at the same time as my happy and excited radars (so confusing).

The flight could be its own blog lets just say Aly was not in her best form and had a complete meltdown just as we were taking off and I was thinking there is no way we can make it four hours. When we arrived in Mexico we had some major problems and confusion with our car rental and ended up not having a rental car so by the time we found a shuttle and got to our hotel and checked in it was 8:00pm We left Denver at 11:00 am so it was a very long day especially with two babies in tow. But all that is behind us now we are relaxing in the sun and I am blogging from Cancun.

Can life get better than this in February?

I'll post some pictures soon.

Here we go:


Anonymous said...

Lucky girl. This is the kind of thing the rest of us wives can only dream about. I wish every horrible nightmear flight ended with a week on the beach. For now I'll just lay here in my bed and dream of being you on the beach in Mexico. Can't wait to see some pictures.

Jenny said...

I am so jealous. What a wonderful suprise. You really should feel lucky - Brad's to much of a work a holic. We really should travel more. Enjoy the beach and by the way you look great in the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Camille you are one hot mama. I'll add being tan to my dreams. Looks like fun. I love beach pictures.

Angie said...

What a great surprise! It's so cute to see Allie having such a great time in the water and at the beach. Of course I'm sure you're not having such a bad time either. What a good hubby to surprise you like that. Continue having fun!

Disco Mom said...

Wow, what an awesome surprise - I'm glad you are enjoying it - everyone looks so happy. Have Foote pass some less-than-obvious hints on around the Hickman family, especially the boys! They could use it!

Barry and Shannon said...

Still laughing!!! Good one Andrew!